East Montpelier, VT, August 04, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- A new local non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting greater understanding of and appreciation for foreign cultures will make building a bilingual school in Honduras its first project.
The board of directors of Inner Wisdom, a group devoted to “helping create a better understanding of other people and cultures on the part of Americans” met for the first time on Thursday, culminating a two-year organizational process.
"I'm so happy and grateful now that Inner Wisdom has become a reality,” said Founder and CEO Coleen Krauss. “Life can and should be phenomenal. And it will be when you consciously apply the Law of Attraction in all things that you want to achieve.”
Inner Wisdom plans to fund projects, and provide grants and scholarships to further its mission.
“We promote a chance to make a real difference in other people's lives, providing an experience to draw on for the rest of one's life, to give hope and encouragement to those searching to understand society by initiating innovative ways to improve the quality of life locally, nationally & internationally,” the group’s mission statement reads. “We strive to show a deep respect for human beings inside and outside our area and for the communities in which they live, helping create a better understanding of other people and cultures on the part of Americans.”
According to Krauss, Inner Wisdom’s first project is called “The Morning Star Project,” and will involve building a bilingual school in Honduras in January 2010.
The Morning Star Bilingual School began in Feb., 2006 in the community of Sula, in the state of Santa Barbara, Honduras, and is the first bilingual school in this area.
“The school currently has no building,” Krauss said. “It holds classes outdoors on a shaded property on the main street of Sula that is easily within walking distance of all areas of Sula.”
When built, the new school will also be accessible to surrounding communities, she said, noting there are currently students attending Morning Star from San Marcos, Azacualpa, Casa Quemada, Ciruelo, La Flecha and La Entrada.
“Morning Star Bilingual School enjoys a good reputation throughout the area,” Krauss said. “It is known for its strong emphasis on the latest methods for teaching reading, for a program of positive discipline and for working closely with parents through conferences and progress reports.”
A team leader from Inner Wisdom will bring groups of 30 volunteers to Honduras for one-week building sessions starting January 2, 2010. Working with a group of Hondurans, this will continue for ten weeks until the structure is complete.
Inner Wisdom needs to raise more than $150,000 for construction of the school and $50,000 to cover the cost of travel and expenses.
“If you want to be part of this unique experience and be on a work crew, or can assist by donating your time, talent, or treasure to the foundation, please contact us,” Krauss said.
More on the Inner Wisdom foundation at www.InnerwisdomVT.org